The Verger (d. 3979) was a mutant who lived beneath the ruins of New York City in the latter half of the 40th century. He was a high-ranking religious leader among the mutant community, and possessed the ability to project his thoughts directly into the minds of others. Although he was more than capable of physically speaking, his evolved persona preferred communication through telepathy. He was the first mutant encountered by John Brent after he and Nova found their way into the underground city. He was alone in the cathedral worshipping at the altar of the Divine Bomb. He ordered Brent to be taken for interrogation, and presumably either died when the gorillas invaded the mutant city or when the Alpha-Omega Bomb was detonated.
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